NEWS IN BRIEF: A wheelchair bicycle and other accessible bicycles are now available to hire for free at the Bike Hub in Dún Laoghaire along the Coastal Mobility Route.
On the wheelchair bicycle, DLR Sports Partnership said: “The latest addition to our inclusive bike initiative – the Wheelchair Bike – is available to hire for free at thebikehub.ie/dun-laoghaire. Suitable for wheelchair users who cannot leave their chair to access cycling.”
The wheelchair bike is one of the latest among a selection of adapted cycles available to hire at the Bike Hub. The other cycles available are a handcycle, adult trike, child trike, a tandem and Cycling Without Age trishaws with trained volunteer pilots.
According to DLR Sports Partnership, it’s a collaborative project with Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, the Bike Hub, and Cycling Without Age.
Cycling Without Age has expanded to the extent that 50 adult-carrying trikes are now in use across Ireland helping care home residents and others get outdoors.
As the Bike Hub explains on its website: “Older adults and people with limited mobility now have the opportunity to go on a cycle at an easy pace, taking in the sights and sounds of the coastline, whatever the weather.”
“These bikes can be booked through this online portal and hired for free from The Bike Hub, located at Dún Laoghaire harbour, across from the R.N.L.I. shop. The Bike Hub staff will then be on site to facilitate this as well as assist with the correct use of these bikes.”
Advance booking is required via thebikehub.ie/dun-laoghaire.
The Bike Hub and Cycling Without Age also collaborate with Dublin City Council to offer Cycling Without Age services at Eamonn Ceannt Park in Crumlin, bookable via thebikehub.ie/dublin-city and with Fingal County Council at St Catherine’s Park in Lucan which can be booked at thebikehub.ie/fingal.
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